Brand New Friend has today released their brand new album titled ‘Grandstand’. A definite and varied album, stylistically, ‘Grandstand’ is grandiose in scope with a broad sense of itself musically. This is an album you can listen to from start to finish, as varied as it is, and take away something from each song.

While finding favorites in the bunch, then changing favorites with your current mood, the best part about the album is the solidness of each track as a stand alone. Pick a single on your own and run with it. It will carry you to the next song. It’s that solid.

About Brand New Friend

No strangers to Ireland’s buzzing live scene, Brand New Friend have been making waves with some incendiary live shows across the island. Their honest indie-pop has taken them from sticky-floored venues to sold-out festivals including Reading and Leeds, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Electric Picnic.

In 2015, the Johnson siblings began making music in their family home on Northern Ireland’s rugged north coast. Within a few years they went from playing their local pub in the sleepy village of Castlerock to playing festival stages all over the UK and Ireland. After meeting drummer Luke Harris and lead guitarist Aaron Milligan in a Portrush pub (then performing as their own two-piece band), it seemed inevitable the five would unite, completing the line-up almost by accident.

Following the release of their debut album ‘Seatbelts for Aeroplanes’ in 2018, they’ve hit the road in support of Snow Patrol, Lewis Capaldi, Ash, Starcrawler, At The Drive In, RAT BOY and Feeder. Along the way, Brand New Friend have garnered support from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Gemma Bradley, Tom Robinson, John Kennedy, Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart, receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1, Radio X and BBC 6 Music.

Featured image by Aaron Cunningham.